Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 18th and 20th on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix after a difficult qualifying session at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today. Mika Salo "The car has not been balanced very well all day...
Mika Salo and Allan McNish will line up 18th and 20th on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix after a difficult qualifying session at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today.
"The car has not been balanced very well all day and it was a very disappointing session. I was unlucky with yellow flags and oil on the track, which meant that I had to abort two of my runs. We have to go through everything again today and do a lot of work before the race tomorrow."
"It was a difficult session, especially with the rain at the end. The circuit has not had much grip all day and neither myself, nor Mika could find a good balance for the car. Generally we have not been very quick but we will push for the race and I am sure race set-up will be better compared to today."
Keizo Takahashi - Technical Co-Ordinator
"This qualifying was not very good at all and we were unlucky to be out on track at the wrong times. We missed the best time window towards the end because of rain and oil on the track. Hopefully the weather will be dry tomorrow for the race, where we will push as much as we possibly can."
Weather: Cloudy and generally dry, but some rain towards the end
Temperatures: Air - Min 19°C, Max 21°C
Track - Min 23°C, Max 30°C
Average humidity - 58%
Mika put in a good showing on Friday finishing the first free practice sessions in 6th. Allan's TF102 suffered an oil leak and he could only manage 20th. Saturday's two sessions saw both drivers work struggle with the car's handling, ending the morning down in 17th (Salo) and 19th (McNish).